A New England tradition was to plant a pair of sugar maples in front of the farmhouse on the inhabitants’ wedding day. Those “wedding trees” still grace many Maine front yards.
Famous for its yellow, gold, scarlet and crimson fall foliage and its fresh sap that’s boiled down to make real maple syrup.
Huge upright spreading form with light grey bark. Shade tolerant, making it easy to interplant in existing woods. Prefers moist well-drained soils. Cold hardy. Sensitive to salt and air pollution; not a good city tree. Native Québec to Gulf Coast. Z3. (2-4' bare-root trees)